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Band Announcements - Week of September 15th

There will be a BRIEF Leadership meeting every Tuesday at 7:10am in the choir room.

Doane College Honor Band materials will be here soon. The deadline to apply is September 26th.  If students created a page for their all-state audition, this will be simple to transfer over to the Doane site.  If not, we will assist in the process. The date for the Honor Band event is Saturday, November 1st.

Memory Check for Song 3 of the show was postponed until Tuesday, Sept. 16

All Leadership will perform on 107.3 FM on Friday, September 19th.  They need to plan on providing their own transportation and should be at the studio by 6:45am.  .

Volunteer to help move equipment for the Frontline, Drumline, Color Guard and Band Majors.  You can sign up for any game or competition you can help with at:
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  • October 3- Football Game Seacrest at 4:30pm
  • October 4- Capital City Contest Seacrest All Day (perform 9:30 & ?)
  • October 10- Football Game Seacrest at 8pm
  • +October 11- Park Hill Contest Park Hill HS (KC) All Day (perform
  • October 17- Football Game (AWAY) Seacrest at 8pm
  • October 18- LPS Contest Seacrest TBA
  • October 25- NSBA State Contest Seacrest (8:00pm, awards 10pm)

Saturday contests are listed in bold. Details for each performance will be posted on the board outside the band office as well as the website.

Fine Arts Calendar - 2014/2015 (print)

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SMUG MUG account

Special LPS photos - thanks to Zachary Baehr

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Meet the Assistant Director

Mr. Kenney received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in May, 2012. After completing his student teaching at Lincoln East High School, he applied for and was offered the position of Assistant Band Director at East. His primary focus as an instructor there now is to teach Music Technology, Music Theory, and Guitar 1 & 2 while assisting Mr. Thorpe, Mrs. Smith, and Mr. Whitman in other music areas. Mr. Kenney will direct the Pep Band, Brass Choir, musical pit, and is the Tri-M music honor society sponsor and the technology chair for the music department. He met his fiancée, Catelyn, as a Resident Assistant at the University of Nebraska. They are to be married in July of 2013

Minutes for April Band Booster Meeting

Stay informed

Email Roster for Band Boosters and Band Members:  If you would like to receive updates in this manner, please send your email address to John Harroun at  (East High does NOT provide Email addresses to the Band Boosters.) Please include the name of your student and their grade.

The Band Program
Students at Lincoln East are very fortunate to have a wide variety of quality music ensemble opportunities. Below is a brief summary of each group and its role in the East Band Program. These ensembles can be subdivided into two major groups: Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular.

Co-curricular ensembles meet during the school day and you must be enrolled through Lincoln East to participate. You receive a grade for these ensembles and therefore must adhere to the grading requirements set forth by each class.

Extra-Curricular ensembles are not classes. They typically meet outside the school day and in no way are required to be in Band at East. They are meant to be extra opportunities that are open to East Band students.

Band Staff

Mr. Tom Thorpe, Director;
Mr. Paul Kenney, Assistant Director;
Mr. Del Whitman, Assistant Director & Department Chair;

Ms. Jessica Merten, Color Guard Coordinator
Mr. Aaron Bush, Drumline Instructor

Fine Arts Calendar - 2014/2015 (print) 


since September 23, 2009